Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie, serves 2
I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. One Saturday morning, I was in a rush to get ready for a meeting and didn’t have time to eat my normal breakfast of Greek yogurt with berries and granola. I asked Rob to throw everything into our Vitamix with a little almond milk and ice. Voila! The Berry Yogurt Breakfast Smoothie was born.
This recipe has been a lifesaver. I’m one of those people that has to force myself to eat Greek yogurt. I know it’s a smarter choice over the processed, flavored yogurts that I used to eat– it’s low in calories, high in protein & calcium and contains probiotics that can improve digestive health. But, for all of its benefits, I’ve always struggled with its tart taste and too thick texture. I actually prefer to add Greek yogurt to my smoothies now, it binds the other ingredients together and makes for a silkier smoothie.
½ cup almond milk
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup raspberries
1 frozen banana
1 cup easy healthy homemade granola (I use this recipe)
1 tablespoon flax seed
3 cups ice
Add almond milk, yogurt, raspberries, banana, granola & flaxseed to vitamix and blend on variable 4 for 30 seconds. Add ice to vitamix and blend on high for 45 seconds or until blended smooth.
I’m excited to branch out and try Greek yogurt as a substitute in other recipes.
Have you used Greek yogurt as a substitute in recipes? Please feel free to share in the comments.
P.S. you don’t need a vitamix to make this smoothie – you could easily use a blender or bullet instead! Just be sure to add ground flax seed instead of whole if you use a blender as it’s easier for your body to digest. If this smoothie is a little tart for your taste, add a tablespoon of raw honey to sweeten it up a bit.